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  1. Smiley: Laughing at agingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 6 | The Advocate

    Dear Smiley: Having reached the octogenarian stage, I do not dwell on the past, but I have a lot of fun remembering earlier times. Especially when I contrast "then" and "now."

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  2. Robin Fambrough: Thata s a wrap on softball seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 1 | The Advocate

    Photo provided by The Advocate -- Catholic-Pointe Coupee players celebrate with the trophy after winning the Class 1A state softball title Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Sulphur. I have to confess this wasn't the first thought that came to mind as I exited Sulphur's Frasch Park at 1:45 a.m. Sunday.

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  3. Smiley: Tears from a news guyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2016 | The Advocate

    The death of John Mahaffey , longtime news anchor at Baton Rouge TV stations WAFB and WBRZ, brought a flood of stories about him. Here's mine: John, who always considered himself to be in the news business rather than show business, loved to tell stories about his reporting days.

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  4. Equal Pay measure clears Louisiana Senate, faces uncertain fate in HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD Gov. John Bel Edwards addressed advocates for the Equal Pay legislation in the hours before the state Senate took the measure up for a vote on Tuesday. At his side is his wife, Donna, and Christopher Lu, deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Labor.

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  5. La. restaurant group offering scholarshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2016 | The Advocate

    The LRAEF Scholarship Fund was created in 2009 to support the continuing education of individuals pursuing a career in the culinary and/or hospitality industry. With this year's scholarships included, the LRAEF will have awarded $340,000 since the fund's inception.

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  6. Ascension Parish added to federal disaster area list; residents, businesses eligible for federal aidRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 | The Advocate

    Photo provided by Aviation Specialist -- Aerial images of Ascension Parish of flooding near the Marvin Braud pumping station on Saturday March 12, 2016 after record breaking rainfall over the last couple of days. Ascension Parish along with two other Louisiana parishes were added on Thursday to the list of federally declared disaster areas due to flooding from last week's torrential storms.

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  7. Photos: Scotlandville falls to Natchitoches CentralRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye-- Head coach Carlos Sample congradulate the winning team at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles on March 11, 2016. Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye-- Head coach Carlos Sample for Scotlandville and head coach for Natchitoches Micah Coleman meet at half court after the game at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles on March 11, 2016.

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  8. As budget options dwindle, Louisiana legislators look at another increase in sales taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- As Administration Commissioner Jay Dardenne, right, watches, Gov. John Bel Edwards ponders the answer to a question concerning cuts if revenue increases aren't passed during a press conference concerning the special session. Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- As Revenue Secretary Kimberly Robinson, left, and Administration Commissioner Jay Dardenne, right, watch, Gov. John Bel Edwards answers questions during a press conference concerning the special session.

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  9. Louisiana legislators look at another increase in sales taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- As Administration Commissioner Jay Dardenne, right, watches, Gov. John Bel Edwards ponders the answer to a question concerning cuts if revenue increases aren't passed during a press conference concerning the special session. Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- As Revenue Secretary Kimberly Robinson, left, and Administration Commissioner Jay Dardenne, right, watch, Gov. John Bel Edwards answers questions during a press conference concerning the special session.

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  10. Early voting starts Saturday for presidential primaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2016 | The Advocate

    The Louisiana presidential preference primary for Republicans and Democrats is March 5, but early voting starts Saturday and runs through Feb. 27. Only voters who are registered to one of the two political parties will be able to vote for their party's nominee, because, unlike most elections in Louisiana, the presidential primary is a closed primary. The Democratic Party and the GOP will also have closed state central committee and parish executive committee elections. 10 comments

  11. Tax bills get first hearing on WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2016 | The Advocate

    Measures to raise taxes on tobacco, alcohol, the Internet sales tax and car rentals will get their first hearing on Wednesday, the chairman of the tax-writing panel said on Tuesday morning. The committee will only take testimony from supporters and opponents if the Legislative Fiscal Office prepares fiscal notes for those measures by Wednesday, cautioned state Rep. Neil Abramson, D-New Orleans, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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  12. a Lights, Camera, Action!a for Krewe of Desk & DerrickRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2016 | The Advocate

    The Krewe of Desk & Derrick celebrated Louisiana's status as Hollywood of the South at its 55th annual Industry Appreciation Mardi Gras Ball, "Lights, Camera, Action!," Jan. 30 at the American Legion Hall on Wooddale. Reigning over the festivities were Queen Blythe Lamonica, of Solutions Through Science, and King Timothy Evans, of ExxonMobil Chemical Co.

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  13. Special report: Community colleges grow despite cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2016 | The Advocate

    Photo provided by Lana Venable -- ExxonMobil donated equipment to the Baker Workforce Development Center March 30 for students' hands-on training in classes. Representatives, from left, include Randy Dore, training coordinator, ExxonMobil Plastics; Wayne Allen, turnaround manager, ExxonMobil Polyolefins; Girard Melancon, executive director of workforce education, BRCC; Angela Zeringue, plant manager, ExxonMobil Polyolefins; and Mayor Harold Rideau, city of Baker.

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  14. Louisiana-based fishing companies can fill your Christmas stockingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2015 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by JOE MACALUSO -- For the bass and redfish angler, this new series of square-billed crankbaits from Rat-L-Trap is a new venture for the Louisiana-based company. It's the Bill Lewis 'Echo' 1.75 and comes in a variety of colors for Louisiana waters.

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  15. LPB, WBRZ win regional EmmysRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2015 | The Advocate

    The awards ceremoney took place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Suncoast region includes Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia and Puerto Rico.

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  16. John Bel Edwards announces transition team for economic development issues: Read the list of namesRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2015 | The Advocate

    Louisiana Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards continues to roll out the names of his closest advisers on key issues as he prepares to take office Jan. 11. On Friday, Edwards' transition team announced a group that will provide recommendations on economic development issues, including jobs training, research and development at colleges and universities and workforce development. "Louisiana has always had a strong workforce and we need to ensure this workforce is attractive to diverse industries, while also responsibly incentivizing business and industry to invest in our state," Edwards said in a statement.

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  17. Continue reading a 'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2015 | The Advocate

    That was the reality facing both candidates for governor in the runoff, who shared an aversion to the education standards now in place in Louisiana schools. Now, Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards has a chance to influence the debate by making three new appointments to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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  18. Fambrough: Cross country could unite Episcopal, Arizona schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2015 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBREEpiscopal cross country coach Claney Duplechin gives instructions to runners on Saturday morning to start the Round Table cross country run at Highland road on Sept. 12. Episcopal has won 20 straight state titles.

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  19. Episcopal takes run at 20th straight titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2015 | The Advocate

    But it's the things opponents often don't know about that drive the Knights and coach Claney Duplechin going into the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA State Cross Country meet every year. "Each group is different, and two things that set this group apart," Duplechin said.

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    Nov 13, 2015 | The Advocate

    In the race to succeed Chas Roemer, Kathy Edmonston enjoys a campaign finance edge over runoff opponent Jason Engen for a spot on the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, according to state reports. Edmonston, who lives in Gonzales, had $42,161 in her campaign treasury as of Nov. 1 compared to $34,387 for Engen, who lives in Baton Rouge.

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